Committees

July/August/September Wildland Fire Potential Outlook

Greetings!   Here is the July/August/September Wildland Fire Potential Outlook issued today.  No big change here: https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/predictive/outlooks/monthly_seasonal_outlook.pdf While we have appreciated the moisture we received lately, we are still behind in overall precipitation for the year.  And while there is probability of showers in the forecast, I’m thinking things are going to dry out – and probably quickly by late July. … Read more →

June 2019 Large Fire Potential Outlook

Northwestern Montana (including the Flathead) is forecasted for  above normal large fire potential starting in mid-July and continuing through August into at least mid-September. So, it has the potential to be a busy fire season in the North Fork.     Click on the link below for the report. Allen Chrisman https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/predictive/outlooks/monthly_seasonal_outlook.pdf

North Fork Patrol update

The North Fork Patrol had its spring meeting on 30 May. So far this year the patrol has logged 722 miles and checked on 132 residences. Only two owners had to be notified of damages.  As folks return to the North Fork for the summer, the patrol reminds them to be sure to have a plan of action incase of… Read more →

Crazy Hat Square Dance 2017

Winter Ball at the Hall on February 16

A fairly new North Fork tradition is the Winter Ball in February.  For the third year in a row, the culmination of weekly winter dance lessons is the glamorous Winter Ball at the Hall.  For all of its glitz and glitter, the Winter Ball is funky and in keeping with North Fork lifestyles.  Ladies comb through ball gowns in local… Read more →

Winter 2019 Interlocal Meeting – Updated

The Winter 2019 Interlocal Meeting will be hosted by Flathead County. It is scheduled to be held from 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20 at the Flathead Forest headquarters building, 650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT 59901. (The Forest Service volunteered to supply meeting space.)  The meeting will be in the 3-Forks Conference Room. David Prunty, Flathead County Public Works… Read more →

2017 Pie and Ice Cream Social and Square Dance

Weekly Winter Dance Classes in December at the Hall

A big crowd of dancers met at the Hall last Friday to learn (or review) the basic steps for Waltz and Two Step.  Many first-time dancers were there and by the end of the class, everyone could waltz and two step! Weekly classes will resume on Friday nights in December leading up to the New Year’s Eve Party.  Classes will… Read more →

Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

Smiles, laughter and holiday greetings mingled with delicious aromas Thursday at Sondreson Hall. Steve and Christina Berg along with Mark and Margaret Heaphy graciously hosted the Polebridge community Thanksgiving Dinner attended by more than 100 neighbors and friends. Guests came from all over the Northwest and points beyond to celebrate here in Polebridge. The hall welcomed us with a harvest themed… Read more →

North Fork Neighborhood Plan Update

Our North Fork Neighborhood Plan and ensuing zoning regulations are required to be reviewed every ten years. Our committee recently facilitated a meeting to comply.  At that meeting both landowners in the audience and members of the committee determined that there were no substantive issues that led to thinking that the Plan needed amending.  The committee will continue to meet… Read more →

October 1 Wildland Fire Potential Outlook

Here is the October 1 Wildland Fire Potential Outlook:  https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/predictive/outlooks/monthly_seasonal_outlook.pdf Not much of a surprise here.  As I was discussing with Lynn Ogle last week, we haven’t had a “season-ending” event, but the door is slowly closing on the fire season in the North Fork.  Note the forecast for warmer temperatures and below average snowpack for the Northern Rockies over… Read more →